To believe the recession is manufactured is preposterous. Companies making a profit isn't the issue when pointing out fewer people have jobs and wages are stagnant. We are lucky and we have the means to buy many products even though we're seeing hard times. It's hard to take an article seriously when they clearly exhibit the lack of any really grasp on economics. Globalization was alive and breathing before Frank-Dodd and the other destructive forces causing the recession. Creating incentives for business to stay in America absolutely helps us. The debate on how to do this is a bit perplexing. Some people believe we need to regulate them more (depending on the topic I'm not really adverse to all of it), make more stringent policies on protecting the environment, and increase taxes on their earnings yet they don't understand why these companies continue to outsource American workers. The only viable solution I have seen is something Canada has done which is eliminate all tax breaks and credits while significantly reducing the overall tax percentage.